Manufacturers of Process Cheese and Cheese Sauces. 1899
Welcome Dairy is established as a natural cheese manufacturing co-op.
The Eggebrecht family acquires Welcome Dairy, the Colby, WI plant, and 50+ years of cheese manufacturing expertise.
Welcome Dairy establishes our own brand.
Welcome enters the process cheese category, coins the name “functional cheese”, and invests in its first functional cheese production line.
Welcome exits the natural cheese business to focus on functional cheese.
Welcome adds second functional cheese production line.
Welcome builds cold storage facility in Unity, WI with store capacity of approximately 8-million pounds.
Welcome partners with Gamay Food Ingredients to produce and package liquid cheese pouch products.
Following extensive research and development, Welcome and Gamay begin liquid cheese pouch sales and win the packaged dinner business of a major grocery chain.
Welcome completes expansion project to double plant capacity in Colby, adding its 3rd and 4th lines.
Welcome undergoes second major expansion again doubling production and storage capacity.
Welcome and Gamay introduce Single Serve Dipping Cups and Food Service pouches for dairy-based dips/sauces and dipping cups for school lunch program serving as springboard for new cup business.
Welcome completes 10,000 sq. ft. office renovation and addition.
Welcome acquires Gamay after nearly two decades of partnering as independent companies.
Welcome adds lines 7 and 8 with the capacity for a 9th line during a 62,000 sq. ft.